Comments on: If I unfollowed you, it’s because you tweeted about the World Cup http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/ Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:54:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: UKantHndleTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16937 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:55:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16937 I know, right?! A sport where play-acting (“oh, I’m hurt!” as he rolls around) plays a critical part in the posession and scoring. What a joke “futbol” is.

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By: Cleveland2012 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16930 Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:12:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16930 The World Cup is not everyone’s cup of tea. Some people, myself included, think it is vulgar.

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By: UKantHndleTruth http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16892 Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:58:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16892 You actually follow people on Twitter? What a twit.

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By: JJTrainor http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16885 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:09:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16885 I will remember this when you and every other reported I follow tweets the lunch order at the respective diners visited by each presidential primary candidate in Iowa for a whole month.

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By: AlanSF http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16884 Mon, 30 Jun 2014 02:10:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16884 Couldn’t you just pres your hands to your ears and go “Nyaaa Nyaa Nyaa I can’t hear you” ? That would be an equally sensible and mature response.

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By: OutintheCold http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16883 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:54:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16883 Come on Jack. The Stanley Cup lasts two months and involves 16 cities. The NFL playoffs plague us every year, have a dozen cities, last forever and we have to put up with two weeks of hysteria when nothing happens waiting for the Super Bowl game to be played. The World Cup is played once every four years and 32 different countries are represented.

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By: ErikDaRed http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16882 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 22:33:14 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16882 “I can understand why someone with no interest in soccer would be bored by the World Cup. But there’s a peculiar defensiveness to Shafer’s public posturing, to his need to explain why the rest of the world’s delight holds a “negative value” for him. He’ll accept sporting tweets for the World Series and the Triple Crown, but not for a phenomenon that, frankly, makes the World Series look like a Little League competition in Poughkeepsie. Sorry, Jack, but I think you’ve got to expect that the biggest sporting event in the world is going to dominate the conversation every four years. Publicly trumpeting how you are cutting yourself off from this dialogue is an unworthy form of American isolationism.”

http://www.salon.com/2014/06/29/the_righ ts_absurd_world_cup_paranoia_explained/? utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflo w

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By: BidnisMan http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16880 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:46:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16880 Yet another Jack Shafer article talking about his dog… or something like that. Come on Reuters, get some opinion writers with something meaningful to say.

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By: Rantzid http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16879 Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:25:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16879 Twitter restricts one to 140 characters or less. You just wrote an 889-word article of banality…which you concluded with instructions to to e-mail you the latest soccer scores and a plea to follow your articles.
Good work if you can get it, eh?

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By: BobWhite2000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/2014/06/26/if-i-unfollowed-you-its-because-you-tweeted-about-the-world-cup/#comment-16877 Sat, 28 Jun 2014 01:55:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/jackshafer/?p=2879#comment-16877 Silly Wabbit … Tweets are for Twits.

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